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Just like the University of Kentucky’s overall mission, the College of Design is here to help guide you through the admissions process and ensure your future success as a student. Our commitment to academic excellence and community engagement entices a diverse student body, which translates into a versatile design perspective for all of our graduates.

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How to Apply

We get it. Applying to college may be one of the biggest decisions you’ve had to make so far in life. Luckily, we’ve streamlined this process down to a “1, 2 & done” routine.

Apply to Architecture

1. Apply to UK.
2. Apply to the College of Architecture.

Bachelor of Arts in ArchitectureMaster of Architecture

Apply to Historic Preservation

1. Apply to UK.
2. Apply to the College of Historic Preservation.

Master of Historic PreservationOn-Campus Graduate CertificateOnline Graduate Certificate

Student Services

From the time you have the light bulb moment to consider attending the College of Design at the University of Kentucky, until it’s time to order your cap and gown for graduation, the staff in Student Services will guide you through your higher education journey. This includes academic advising, course approvals, UK policies and procedures, and your responsibilities as a student.

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Remember these dates to ensure your academic success:

February 15: Deadline for undergraduate applications to School of Architecture and School of Interiors
March 1: Deadline for graduate applications to Historic Preservation
March 11-16: Spring Break – Academic Holidays
March 15: Deadline for graduate applications to School of Interiors
March 20: Last day for filing an application for a May 2019 undergraduate degree online in myUK
March 25 – April 16: Priority registration for the 2019 Fall Semester and 2019 Summer Session
March 29: Last day to withdraw from the University or reduce course load. Students can withdraw or reduce course load after this date only for “urgent non-academic reasons.”
April 4: Last day for candidates for a May 2019 degree to schedule a final examination  in The Graduate School
April 5: Deadline for applying for admission to the Graduate School for the 2019 Summer Session
April 15: Early deadline for August 2019 degree applications to be submitted in order to have degrees conferred
April 23-29: 2019 Summer Session registration and add/drop continue for students enrolled in the 2019 Spring Semester
April 29 – May 4: Final Exams
May 5: Commencement

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Sometimes the best way to make a decision is to see your options firsthand.


Sometimes the best way to make a decision is to see your options firsthand. If you would like to schedule a visit to the College of Design, please contact the College of Design at ukcodinfo@uky.edu or 859-257-8870 to make an appointment. You will be able to get an insider’s view of life as a student in design: visiting studios, sitting in on lectures and visiting with faculty.

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Become an Ambassador

The College of Design Ambassador Program is a student organization of well-respected, academically successful leaders on campus. These students are chosen based on their current and potential academic, interpersonal and leadership qualities. Each fall, a new team of participants are selected to help the College promote pride in a design education and assist in strengthening the identity of the College of Design as well as the University of Kentucky. Design Ambassadors develop leadership and communication skills while representing the College to visitors, alumni, and prospective and current students, whether on campus or at outside events.

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How do I request info about the College of Design to be sent to me?

We’re glad that you’re interested! Please contact us at ukcodinfo@uky.edu to request information about the College of Design at University of Kentucky.

How do I schedule a visit to UK?

To schedule a visit to the University, please visit www.uky.edu/Admission/content/uk-visitor-center.

How do I schedule a visit to the College of Design?

To schedule a visit, please contact the College of Design at 859-323-2747 or ukcodinfo@uky.edu.


Where do I park when I come for a tour?

Parking is available in Parking Structure 5, located on South Limestone. There is a pedway on the third floor of the parking structure that leads directly to the Visitor’s Center. Please have your parking ticket validated here for free parking.

Are there open houses or programs available to potential students?

Yes, visit the News + Events page for all upcoming programs.

What high school classes do you advise potential students to take?

We recommend any AP courses that satisfy University of Kentucky core requirements. Calculus and Physics are good preparatory classes for program requirements. Art and creativity classes can be beneficial for both architecture and interior design. For further information, please contact the College of Design Student Services Office, 108 Pence Hall.